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RunningBrooke Celebrates its 2018

Move2Learn Grant Partners

It’s with great pleasure that RunningBrooke announces its $108,749.00 reinvestment into the Alexandria community through its Spring 2018 Move2Learn Grant Awards. We wish to thank our supporters for making this important work possible.

All twenty-five Move2Learn grant recipients focus on the important intersection of physical activity and increased academic performance. Studies show that active kids have better focus, improved on-task behavior, and better academic performance than their less-active peers. This year’s teachers and partners provide brain-boosting activities that support students in the classroom, during tutoring, and in before- and after-school programs across the city.

In total, RunningBrooke will grant $108,749.00 to twenty-five Alexandria teachers and nonprofit partners who collectively serve more than 7,000 at-risk children. Spring 2018’s partners include:

ACPS Swimming Program

ACPS Swimming

ACPS Circus Club

ACPS Circus Club at James K. Polk Elementary

ACPS Alternative Seating at George Mason Elementary

Alternative Seating George Mason

Alexandria Soccer Association

Alexandria Tutoring Consortium

Alexandria Tutoring Consortium

The Child & Family Network Centers

Child and Family Network Centers

Communities in Schools NOVA

Communities in Schools NOVA

Community Lodgings

Community Lodgings

Friends of Huntley Meadows

Huntley Meadows

Girls on the Run NoVA Mini-Grant

Girls on the Run NoVA

Jane Franklin Dance

Jane Franklin Dance

The Local Motion Project

Local Motion Project

PK Move

PK Move at LINK Club

Alexandria Country Day School Mini-Grant

Alexandria Country Day School Gardening

ACPS Bicycling in the Schools
ACPS WARP Word Analysis with Rhythm and Poetry
ACPS Writing Workshops with Movement
ACPS Brain Boosts and Book Clubs
ACPS Take Home Reading Project Energized with Brain Boosts
ACPS Bicycling in the Schools
ACPS Speed Cup Stacking at John Adams Elementary
ACPS PE 25th Hour at TC Williams High School
ACPS Books and Brain Booster Ideas at William Ramsay Elementary
ACPS Indoor and Outdoor Scooters at William Ramsay Elementary
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra
QuinTango
YoKid

“We were honored to work with so many leaders in our community who value the inclusion of physical activity during the school day. Running changed the trajectory of my life, and being active brings me the focus, mental clarity, and stamina I need to build an organization that has now helped tens of thousands of kids across our city. RunningBrooke’s goal is to ensure that every child in Alexandria experiences these same benefits,” said Brooke Sydnor Curran, RunningBrooke’s Founder and CEO.

Since its inception, RunningBrooke has reinvested well over $1 million back into the City of Alexandria, building 2 playgrounds — and working on its 3rd — in underserved neighborhoods, and has worked with more than 40 nonprofit, public and private partners. During this time, Brooke has run one marathon every month to keep the attention focused on our kids. Brooke just ran her 114th marathon — that’s 5,130,000 steps! She runs with asthma and pays for all of her own travel expenses and fees.

For more information, please visit www.runningbrooke.org.
Contact Person: Melissa Keefe (844) 625-5437

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Child & Family Network Centers

RunningBrooke sees the future can be bright for all Alexandria children. We applaud their tireless efforts to see all kids succeed in school and in life, and are so appreciative of their continued support of The Child and Family Network Centers and our robust efforts to prepare children to enter kindergarten healthy and ready to learn.  There are nearly 5,000 children living in poverty in Alexandria.  These children cannot wait – we must come together to ensure more children get a chance at a better life.  RunningBrooke is one of those amazing Alexandria organizations doing everything they can to support local at-risk children because every child in our community matters.

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